Comments by muddyfoot
Cucurbita pepo, Juane et Verte
11 seeds; purchased from Botanical Interests. Successfully sprouted 98% as recently as 4/23/2020
French heirloom patty pan. Tender when picked young, with thin, delicate skin. Rind varies from light green, to yellow, to radial green stripes on ivory squash (young fruit may not show streaking). Can be matured to the hard shell stage and used as an ornamental, or cooked like a winter squash. Long harvest period, prolific.
Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
Type: Patty Pan, Bush
Plant Dimensions: 2' tall, 3'–4' wide
Days to Maturity: 55–60 days
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: ½"–1"
Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound
Row Spacing: 3'–4'